Thousands of women and men were sexually violated during the post-election violence. During that time, Patricia Nyaundi, currently Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) was a senior program officer at the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya.
She received distress calls from hundreds of women who had been raped.
She talks to Journalists for Justice Joyce J. Wangui about the women’s ordeals, their difficulties in coping with the physical injuries & the trauma associated with rape.
Nyaundi talks of how FIDA was able to give these women initial assistance including enabling them come into grips with rape. She says the stereotypical labeling of a woman who has been sexually violated inhibited many from disclosing their experiences, seeking medical attention and reporting to the authorities.
Would this money be part of the Sh6 billion set aside for the Internally Displaced Persons integrated into various communities at the time of the conflict in Kenya? If the answer is in the affirmative, the President’s action would not only be a violation of a High Court order, but it would also seem to be using the money as a bribe to voters ahead of the August 8 elections.
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